ActionW027 On 12 September 17814 the Viper met the British Privateer vessel General Conway, out of Jersey in the Channel Isles. A two hour action followed before [captain John] Hanson surrendered with five men wounded. The British reported that she was armed with ten 4-pounders. The three schooners in company had made off during the fight and got away. Viper was taken in to Jersey, where her cargo was valued at £6000. Viper was tried in the High Court of Admiralty and condemned.